From Crowdsourcing to the Commons: Towards Critical and Meani ...

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  • Title: From Crowdsourcing to the Commons: Towards Critical and Meaningful Digital Collaboration in Museums
  • Author(s): Alexandra Reynolds
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Inclusive Museum
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
  • Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Curating, Commons, Co-Curation, Museums, Galleries, Network Capitalism, Inclusive Neoliberalism
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 1835-2014 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1835-2022 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v10i02/49-68
  • Citation: Reynolds, Alexandra . 2017. "From Crowdsourcing to the Commons: Towards Critical and Meaningful Digital Collaboration in Museums." The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 10 (2): 49-68. doi:10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v10i02/49-68.
  • Extent: 20 pages

Abstract

Museum crowdsourcing projects commonly extend the traditional role of the curator. This paper explores a range of existing crowdsourced projects and evaluates the usefulness of theories of the commons to productively subvert the curatorial role, developing truly democratised, co-created digital cultural narratives.